Twinkling Christmas trees on the White House lawn. Ice skating over a glittering wharf. Sipping a martini in an igloo at the Watergate Hotel. Washington DC is the playground of politicians, partisans, and spies, full of history and intrigue as well as culture and inspiration. Along Washington DC’s storied and historic streets you’ll discover remnants of the United States’ colorful and chaotic history, the largest museum complex in the world, and America’s most famous buildings and monuments. But Washington DC really shines in the winter, when it’s covered in twinkling lights and Christmas decorations! We tapped a local tour guide to give us the inside scoop.
If you’re planning a trip to Beantown, there’s a few things you should know about locals: most of them don’t say chowdah, almost all of them run on Dunkin’ Donuts, and none of them approved of the branding shift to Dunkin’. I learned all of this and more from our Guest Poster, a Boston local with insider knowledge who created the ultimate 3-day Boston weekend itinerary!
Two things usually come to mind when people think of Washington DC: 8th grade field trips and government buildings. Anyway, those are the two things that came to our guest poster’s mind when she decided to move to the United States capital for a new job. Having spent most of her childhood in nearby Virginia, her idea of Washington DC was that it was only museums, monuments, and old guys in neckties walking briskly into government offices. Spending over a year here has turned that perception upside down. Washington DC is buzzing with nightlife, street festivals, crazy psychedelic art exhibits, and more. And yes, it’s literally full of young professionals who are ambitious, passionate, and energetic. Here’s how to discover the city like a local – everything you need to know for your trip to Washington DC!
This self guided walking tour of NYC covers 4.6 miles and takes you through Tribeca, the Financial District, the South Street Seaport, and a smidge of Chinatown! You’ll see Tribeca, the waterfront, the 9/11 Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Wall Street, and the little-known “Bloodiest Street in America,” complete with hidden underground tunnels. And because we’re literally never not eating, we also included brunch, dinner, drinks, and even dessert 😉